I’m currently a couple days shy of 33 weeks pregnant so I thought it was time for a 2nd and 3rd trimester update since this boy is growing by the day!
Pregnancy-wise my 2nd trimester was a total breeze! Most of my pregnancy has actually felt this way with slight discomfort in the first trimester and now some definite discomfort in the 3rd trimester. But I have to say, I have been one lucky lady to have such a smooth pregnancy.
Some of my 2nd trimester highlights were:
- Finding out we are having a little boy!
- Deciding on his name (to be revealed when he’s born :))
- Starting to buy pieces for his nursery
- And of course buying little baby clothes since we finally knew we that there was a little boy in there
Now that I’m knee-deep into the 3rd trimester his nursery is almost done and almost all of the baby necessities have been purchased and organized in his room. It’s been so fun to design a child-friendly space that still fits with the overall aesthetics of our home! I’m doing my very best to integrate this kiddo into our lives rather than having all sorts of fluorescent baby stuff take over. And I think I’ve done pretty well so far!
I plan on putting together a post about what I registered for and how I was mindful of what’s going into our home in this next chapter! (Read my baby registry post here!)
I can’t believe that I’m 7 weeks away from meeting my little guy. It doesn’t feel real yet, it still feels like I’ve been growing some sort of alien inside of me the last 8 months (sorry future son who might read this…I thought you were an alien for a good part of your time growing in me).
I’m pretty certain that having a newborn will be one of the hardest and most beautiful transitions of my life that I’ve ever experienced. And I’m taking these next 7 weeks to continue mentally preparing for this…and of course nesting like crazy! I’ve been cleaning out closets, purging 80% of what we own, and did I mention we’re doing a bathroom renovation right now? Yep, perfect timing. Nesting is in full swing over here.
Here are a few more 32 week bump shots :)
So excited for you! It’s really impossible to adequately prepare for postpartum, so just enjoy being pregnant, it’s such an amazing experience. The best thing you can do now to prepare yourself is just surrender to the crazy journey. Know that you won’t know everything, and that’s OK! Your baby will show you how to be a mama…they come into the world ready to engage and so full of wisdom. Wishing you all the best and can’t wait to meet your little one!